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Karen Young

Finance, Projects and Restructuring
CEE English law hub, Budapest
gifted and talented
Chambers Europe

Karen Young is an English law qualified lawyer with around 25 years’ experience working on CEE, Russia and CIS transactions. She was formerly the Head of DLA Piper’s Finance, Projects & Restructuring practice in Russia and is now establishing a hub in Budapest for English law work generated in the CEE, as well as the SEE and CIS regions. The English law hub aims to service our clients on the spot, and thereby strengthening DLA Piper’s cross border offering in all aspects of banking & finance.

Karen has a broad range of experience covering project, trade, real estate and acquisition finance.

Professional QualificationsSolicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
  • English
  • Russian
  • King's College London, Master of Laws (1991)
  • University of Western Australia, Bachelor of Jurisprudence (1985), Bachelor of Laws (1986 Hons)


  • Recommended for Banking and Finance in Chambers Europe’s Russian chapter and is identified as a “gifted and talented” lawyer. 
  • Leading Lawyer in the IFLR1000 – The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms.
  • 2014 to 2021 was included in the Best Lawyers list for Russia in Banking and Finance Law.



(Work, Budapest)